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  • Lamborghini Sián heads to auction with $3M-plus estimate

    Lamborghini Sián heads to auction with $3M-plus estimate

    The Lamborghini Sián is a rare car, and for fans with deep pockets there’s a stunning example that’s coming up for sale. A 2021 Sián coupe with a red paint finish that fades into exposed carbon fiber will cross the block at Broad Arrow Auctions’ sale coinciding with the 2024 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance running…

  • 2024 Lexus RX 450h+ reigns on the road, but doesn’t make cents

    2024 Lexus RX 450h+ reigns on the road, but doesn’t make cents

    The 2024 Lexus RX 450h+ plug-in hybrid is the fourth and last powertrain option to arrive following the 2023 redesign of the RX. Maybe patience is a virtue after all, because it’s the best RX to drive but it’s also the most expensive.  The plug-in hybrid (PHEV) version of the trendsetting luxury crossover SUV that…

  • Honda designing hidden storage in EV bumpers

    Honda designing hidden storage in EV bumpers

    Honda wants to build extra storage space into EV bumpers for deliveries. A patent application submitted by the automaker to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on July 13, 2023, and published on Feb. 1, 2024, details a slide-out drawer for packages, turning cars into mailboxes on wheels. Honda rear bumper storage patent…

  • Tesla Roadster arriving in 2025 with SpaceX ties

    Tesla Roadster arriving in 2025 with SpaceX ties

    Tesla CEO Elon Musk gave some conflicting signals about the upcoming product on Tuesday night. “Tonight, we radically increased the design goals for the new Tesla Roadster,” the CEO said, via a post on X. Musk then clarified that the production design is complete and the product is due to be unveiled at the end…

  • Tesla Roadster arriving in 2025 with SpaceX ties

    Tesla Roadster arriving in 2025 with SpaceX ties

    Tesla CEO Elon Musk gave some conflicting signals about the upcoming product on Tuesday night. “Tonight, we radically increased the design goals for the new Tesla Roadster,” the CEO said, via a post on X. Musk then clarified that the production design is complete and the product is due to be unveiled at the end…

  • New Tesla Roadster, Aston Martin’s first EV: Today’s Car News

    Tesla CEO Elon Musk has indicated that the planned specifications for the second-generation Tesla Roadster have been upgraded significantly since the reveal of a concept version back in 2017. Among the new specs will be a 0-60 mph time of less than one second, according to Musk. Aston Martin will delay the launch of its…

  • 2024 VW ID.4 price rises for substantial upgrades, more range

    2024 VW ID.4 price rises for substantial upgrades, more range

    The 2024 Volkswagen ID.4 gets a price increase for the new model year, but also a number of upgrades. Pricing starts at $41,160 (including a mandatory $1,425 destination charge) for models equipped with the smaller 62-kwh battery pack. That’s a $2,370 increase from the 2023 model year, when the 62-kwh pack was introduced in the ID.4…

  • Toyota recalls 381,000 Tacoma trucks for loose nuts

    Toyota has recalled the 2022-2023 Toyota Tacoma midsize pickup truck for loose nuts that could cause parts of the rear axle to separate, thereby compromising vehicle stability and braking, Toyota announced on Wednesday.  Welding debris left on the ends of the rear axle assembly during the manufacturing process in Toyota’s San Antonio, Texas, plant could…

  • Ferrari 288 GTO turns 40

    Ferrari 288 GTO turns 40

    It was at the 1984 Geneva auto show where Ferrari first unveiled the 288 GTO, meaning the car Ferrari calls its first supercar is now four decades old. The 288 GTO was born back when those three famous letters still held some motorsports credibility at the automaker. The O stands for Omologato, the Italian word…

  • Musk says Tesla Roadster debuts in 2024 with sub-1s 0-60 time

    Musk says Tesla Roadster debuts in 2024 with sub-1s 0-60 time

    A second-generation Tesla Roadster was originally planned for production in 2020 but that deadline came and went, and since then Elon Musk has managed to announce a new date almost every year. In his most recent update, the Tesla CEO said the production model will be ready to reveal in late 2024 for a targeted…

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